In 1979, Ford's Theatre produced our first production of this Charles Dickens classic. Today, this show has become a beloved holiday tradition for many in the Washington area. As we celebrate our 600th performance of this production on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, let’s take a look at some of the stage magic by-the-numbers.
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In writing A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens imagined a story that folks could return to again and again. He thought he could easily achieve this if he had the novel illustrated. For the task, Dickens chose John Leech, a caricaturist and illustrator known for his humor and satirical bent.
This holiday season, Ford’s Theatre presents A Christmas Carol from November 21, 2019, to January 1, 2020. We recently spoke with actor Stephen F. Schmidt who portrays the Ghost of Jacob Marley in this year’s production.
Each year, the Ford’s A Christmas Carol company, our staff, and audiences make an impact in our D.C. community through a special donation drive to a local non-profit that serves the homeless, hungry and impoverished. This tradition brings to life the themes of goodwill, generosity and benevolence found in Dickens’s 175-year-old play.
Actress Rayanne Gonzales reprises her role as the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 2018 production of A Christmas Carol. Hear from her about why this 175 year old holiday tale resonates freshly even today.
Have you ever wondered how Ford’s Theatre keeps the costumes and wigs of A Christmas Carol looking fresh year after year? See photos and hear from the team that keeps the magic happening time after time!
No humbugs here! Our cast, crew and fans are having as much fun backstage as you see on stage in A Christmas Carol.
Our current production of A Christmas Carol celebrates its 500th performance on December 9, 2017. That’s a lot of bah humbugs and pounds of theatrical snow!
Justine “Icy” Moral flies into the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past during the 2017 holiday season at Ford's Theatre. We spoke with Justine about what she’s most looking forward to about taking on one of Charles Dickens’s most iconic characters.
A favorite tradition for the company of A Christmas Carol is the annual donation collection for a D.C.-based charitable organization. Over the past seven years, the cast has raised more than $550,000 for different local charities. Learn more about how the acting company gives back each season.
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